Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 reviews and prices: Compact camera

125 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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9.1 out of 10 based on 125 reviews.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3: 10.1 MP (Megapixels), 3x optical zoom, SD Card storage, Yes image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description

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Tom, Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent image quality from a camera which is still relatively light and small. Battery life is much better than I was expecting.
Bad points:
Shape of camera makes it a bit difficult to find a case for. I used a neoprene one.
Had some issued with saving images to memory card... I'm hoping I have resolved this by formatting it.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Mar 2011

John, Norwich Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I have only had this camera for a couple of weeks and have yet to go out into the 'field', as it were.
BUT I have to say first few uses are very impressive! The images I have taken indoors without flash have been awesome. Many people have admired the fast wide angle lens - I'm another to the list.
Can't wait to get outside with it! I love this little beauty already! 10/10!
Bad points:
None that I can think of. (I don't even find the lens cap attachment an inconvenience!)
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Mar 2011

Graham, Swindon Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
image quality plus good understandable manual
Bad points:
none yet
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Jan 2011

ron, Experienced amateur

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
For a compact camera,it does a good job.For those times when you wish you had your DSLR,but didn't.No excuse,small enough to put in the glove box of your car or just keep it in your bag.On hand when ever you need it.
Can't compare to a good DSLR,but it certainly puts most of those other point and shoot cameras to shame.I also like the mild retro look of it as well,although the end result (the picture quality ) is what counts.
Bad points:
Bad points,the only one I have encounted so far, is short battery life. Haven't had it long enough to rate it in any other area.Will have to get back on that one.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 6.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Apr 2011

Ron-T, Preston Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent resolution, even at full aperture. Many useful programs for the more skilled photographer and the resultant prints of any size would please most people. Easy to use on auto. Has shoe for viewfinder and more important a neck strap to keep the camera steady in the shooting position.
Bad points:
Perhaps a bit large for the pocket but worth the extra hassle.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 08 Jan 2011

Ilkka, Finland Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Tiny camera makes very goog pictures. Preadjustable focus: ten points.
My first one was stolen so i didn't hesitate to get new.
Bad points:
-
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 May 2011

Confirmed purchaser Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great fast lens. Great image quality. Great handling and build quality - menus are so intuitive that when it arrived set up for Japanese I managed to succesfully change the language to English!
Bad points:
Shame not a little more zoom. A little bulkier than expected as the lens doesn't retract fully - and lens cap is a bit of a faff but it's the same with a dslr.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Apr 2011

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 3648x2736
Optical zoom ratio 3
Screen size (Inches) 3
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Black
Media format SDHC Card
Media format SD Card
Media format MMC Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 290
Flash Yes
Body Only No
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/60
Waterproof No
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 59.5x108.7x27.1
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f2-2.8
Filter Diameter (mm) Lens 1 46
In-built memory (Megabytes) 50
Release date 39674
Height in mm 59.5
Width in mm 108.7
Depth in mm 27.1
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 60
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 24

Also known as: Panasonic DMC LX3, Panasonic DMCLX3EBK, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3EB-K, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3EB-S, Panasonic Lumix DMC LX3

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Manufacturer's Description

24mm wide, bright Leica DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens and high sensitivity CCD for stunning image quality.

With the DMC-LX3, you can take high quality pictures, because it boasts to have exceptional low light performance thanks to the new electrical circuitry and high sensitivity CCD. With the combined efforts from the new high sensitivity CCD and Venus Engine â…£,the DMC-LX3 has managed to achieve a performance of 3dB gain in S/N ratio while keeping high detail resolution at high ISO sensitivities.

The f/2.0-f/2.8 bright Leica DC VARIO-SUMMICRON Lens guarantees premium quality with minimal distortion and edge-to-edge sharpness. Even with the 24mm wide angle,the DMC-LX3 displays less distortion than competitor models thanks to Leica DC lens.

The joystick gives the DMC-LX3 its intuitive and highly precise, full manual operation. Simply move the joystick vertically or horizontally to adjust the exposure and to adjust the focus during Manual focus. The joystick can be easily operated by the thumb while holding the camera to prevent any interruption to your shooting rhythm. This lets you smoothly optimize the settings at the exact moment you finish framing the shot, whether you are capturing the proud stance of a single magnificent flower, the gentle flow of a stream, or a bird taking flight.

The DMC-LX3 can record motion images in high-definition (1,280 × 720 pixels at 30 fps). The DMC-LX3 also supports the HD Output function (1080i output). Simply connect the camera to an HDTV with an optional HD component cable DMW-HDC2, and you can easily view HD Photos on any HDTV. HD Output makes it possible to enjoy both HD motion images and slideshows of your LUMIX still images, complete with music.

The DMC-LX3 features a new super high resolution (460k) 3:2 Intelligent LCD screen for easy framing in this aspect. Intelligent LCD function allows you to view images or compose your shots from many angles. Under bright sunlight, the Auto Power LCD function increases the backlight brightness in nine steps according to the ambient light intensity. In dimly lit locations, it adjusts the frame rate of live images in two steps according to the ambient darkness.


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